BELD Broadband Internet service gives you several high-speed options to choose from. So everyone in your house can do more of what they love online, on any device, all at the same time. With download speeds up to 300 Mbps, you can enjoy everything the Web has to offer, including downloading HD movies, uploading photos, streaming TV shows or simply surfing for fun.
BELD began installing its Hybrid Fiber Coax system in 1998 as part of an automatic meter-reading project. Since December of that year we have been offering unlimited high-speed Internet access to our residential and business customers through this fiber network. Now customers are enjoying the benefits of lightning-fast Web browsing and low rates from their community-owned Internet Service Provider (ISP).
- Fast speeds even with the whole family online at the same time.
- Share music and upload photos in the blink of an eye.
- Online gaming with no lag—beat your competition to the punch!
- Watch live sports online on our WatchESPN connection, without the buffering!
Most families can get away with a 20x2 Mbps package, allowing you to surf the Web and stream video with 20Mbps download speeds or back up your content to the cloud with 2Mbps upload speeds. Netflix says you need 5 Mbps to stream HD content and 25 Mbps for 4K Ultra HD content, but you'll want faster speeds if you plan on connecting several devices to the web at once. If you're planning to stream 4K video content and have multiple devices connecting to your network simultaneously, seriously consider investing in faster download speeds, like 200Mbps, which should work for most users.
Advertised speeds are indexed to a wired connection to the cable modem. Wifi is a convenience service that is shared with all other Wifi-enabled networks and devices in the vicinity – not just your own devices in your home, so speeds can be substantially slower than a wired connection. Wifi speeds are better when configured for 5.8 Ghz rather than 2.4 Ghz, but it is still a service shared with all other devices and networks in the vicinity. Wifi should be considered a service that replaces a wire with radio waves for the sake of convenience, but sacrifices speed and performance to achieve that convenience.